Erykah Badu 'Window Seat' Video: Nude MV Challenges Norm (VIDEO)
Erykah Badu's "Window Seat" Video: Erykah Badu Stripping Down Naked on Street for "Window Seat" Music Video, Inspired by Matt & Kim, and Kennedy Assassination
In the "Window Seat" music video, Erykah Badu took us back to one of the darkest chapter of American history: the Kennedy assassination. But what really got people interested in the video was Erykah Badu stripping.
In "Window Seat" video, part of her New Amerkah Part Two (Return of The Ankh), Erykah Badu walks down the street, taking off articles of clothing one by one until she's completely naked. What is surprising is that the video was shot in public, with pedestrians, tourists, including children. The "Window Seat" video ends with Erykah Badu being shot, at the exact same location where President Kennedy was assassinated in 1963.
The "Window Seat" video is also inspired by Matt & Kim's "Lessons Learned" video, where they strip down in Times Square. The video also ends with a graphic death.
Erykah Badu said the video was shot on St. Patrick's Day. She had to overcome her fear to complete the music video. When asked about the filming process on Twitter, she answered:
they were yelling , THIS IS A PUBLIC PLACE : YOU OUGHTA BE ASHAMED : PUT YOUR CLOTHES ON : DAMN GIRL! etc...
the people caught in the shot were trying hard to ignore me . lol cept one guy grbbing clothes... it was the peeps off camera yelling .
Erykah Badu's "Window Seat" video challenges groupthink. She ended the MV with a monologue: "They play it safe, and are quick to assassinate what they don’t understand."
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